Rotterdam, November 5, 2019 – Rental accommodation marketplace HousingAnywhere is excited to announce a partnership with REOS, the cloud platform for real estate management. From now onwards, REOS is integrated with HousingAnywhere, by means of the recently launched HousingAnywhere API. The direct interface (API) between the platforms will allow users to seamlessly transition from an online booking on HousingAnywhere to a signed lease agreement provided by REOS, significantly shortening the process for all parties involved in a rental transaction. Designed to transcend traditional silos in the real estate market, this integration saves joint customers time and delivers a vastly better customer experience, right from the point of the first contact. Djordy Seelmann, CEO of HousingAnywhere explains:
This partnership perfectly illustrates the value our new API offers. It breaks down the data silos that exist in the different systems used by property managers. REOS’ customers can now easily advertise their available accommodation to the 10 million people that visit HousingAnywhere on an annual basis while searching for rental accommodation. We ensure that accommodation availability and bookings are kept in sync with all systems used by REOS’ customers. The API integration enables us to manage key data on a large scale and all programmatically.
REOS, a real estate software company located in Hamburg, Germany, has developed the first ‘all-in-one’ solution to successfully connect a building with its management and tenants in real-time. It digitizes all real-estate and portfolio-management processes, especially for short-term rentals. Kjell Ole Beckmann, Managing Director of REOS, shares:
Years ago, we asked ourselves: how can we possibly manage and control all processes involving both the rental building and the tenant life cycle easily from a distance? With the REOS platform, we have succeeded in digitally mapping the building infrastructure through the specific use of hardware (IoT) and software (SaaS). Today, we need services that combine demand and supply with modern-day technology. For us, HousingAnywhere is the perfect match. With its global marketplace for rental accommodation, the company successfully serves young professionals, expats and international students in more than 500 cities all over the world. The direct interface (API) between both platforms significantly shortens the operational process from the online booking to the signed lease agreement. This results in effective added value for our joint customers in terms of rental and marketing tasks.
The HousingAnywhere API offers a range of possibilities. First, the API supplies a managed solution for storing and accessing property data at HousingAnywhere. Secondly, connected property managers can store and access information regarding the pricing and availability of all their rental units. Thirdly, webhooks enable two-way integrations to ensure that information is kept synchronized between HousingAnywhere and systems that are already being used by property managers. By using these webhooks, bookings can automatically be confirmed as they happen, and availability calendars are updated on the fly. Seelmann:
While our product and engineering teams are focused on building a marketplace and products that solve challenges across the rental accommodation industry, our core mission embraces close collaboration with our partners and customers,” says Seelmann. “We aim to help people with housing, anywhere, and that's why we are excited about this new partnership with REOS. It’s a beautiful business case for the API, as it helps REOS to easily find and connect with qualified tenants for their Co-Living brand in Berlin.
In the course of platform development, it is essential to combine the right solutions,” “In order to create real added value for the customer, you have to open up technically and entrepreneurially, and therefore you need to have a lot of trust in one another. This is exactly the feeling we have had with HousingAnywhere. REOS starts right where HousingAnywhere stops. As soon as the procurement has successfully been completed by the HousingAnywhere platform, the applicant automatically receives the information to register with REOS.
All HousingAnywhere API documentation is freely available on developers.housinganywhere.com. To get started, any user can request an API key. Team members from HousingAnywhere Developer Support provide help to all parties who want to integrate or optimize their existing integration, free of charge.
Djordy Seelmann, CEO of HousingAnywhere and Kjell Beckmann, Managing Director of REOS at Class of 2020 in Berlin. Photo courtesy of Dominic Blewett.
HousingAnywhere is the world's largest housing platform for international students and young professionals with over 50,000 active advertisements and over 5 million users in over 60 countries. The housing platform allows tenants to interact directly with landlords and enter into medium-term rental agreements. More than 160 partner universities recommend their students to use the HousingAnywhere platform. The Rotterdam-based platform currently employs 90 people.
REOS offers a holistic Cloud Platform for Real Estate Management. It covers the entire rental cycle by combining property and portfolio management with smart building solutions. The innovative SaaS platform is an open system with an own gateway and growing interfaces. It provids relevant data for cost efficient process management, e.g. the property’s consumption rate. Landlords and tenants use REOS via an app or a web platform. As a White Label, REOS adapts to any corporate design.
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